Rachel Graves

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BA(Hons), MBACP
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Callington, Cornwall, PL17
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Available for new clients

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About me

I am a fully qualified counsellor. As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) I follow their ethical framework, which, puts the client at the centre of the counselling work. Sessions last one hour and are held in a private, confidential space, either face to face, by Zoom or by telephone.

I use a talking therapy known as Person-centred Therapy, focusing on creating a supportive and non-judgemental environment for the client. Depending on your needs, I may also incorporate elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which, offers a more directive approach.

As a counsellor, I value you as an individual and I am dedicated to nurturing your journey with warmth, empathy and respect. I will provide a safe space for you to explore your concerns, gain insight into your thoughts and feelings so you can move towards a better understanding of yourself.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA(Hons) Early Childhood Studies
  • Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Since qualifying I have supported clients with a variety of concerns using the following mediums - face to face, zoom and by telephone.

As a member of the BACP, I am committed to continuous professional development.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Fees

£44.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Additional information

Individual Sessions: £44 per hour

Couples sessions: £70 per hour

Concessions: I am aware of the extraordinary financial pressures the current economic climate presents. Therefore, I have made concessions available for a range of circumstances. These can be discussed in your free consultation.

When I work

As a private practice counsellor I can work flexibly to suit your needs, subject to availability.

Further information

Choosing the right counsellor for you can feel daunting, and you may wish to check our compatibility and details of the sessions before any counselling begins. To help you decide, I offer a free, no obligation phone call or Zoom session.

Callington, Cornwall, PL17

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Counselling sessions are held on the ground floor level with parking available immediately next to the entrance. A threshold ramp is available for wheelchair users. Any questions over suitability can be discussed in your free consultation.

Online platforms

Zoom
Whatsapp
Rachel Graves
Rachel Graves